Oct. 19: Los Angeles announced the contract today at the previously-reported terms.
Oct. 15: The Kings have taken care of one of their restricted free agents as PuckPedia reports (Twitter link) that they’ve re-signed winger Bokondji Imama to a one-year, two-way deal. The contract is worth $735K in the NHL and $60K in the minors which means he has accepted his qualifying offer.
The 24-year-old signed with Los Angeles back in 2017 as an undrafted free agent but has not made his way past the minor league ranks just yet. Last season, he played in 50 games with AHL Ontario, picking up four goals and ten assists along with 134 penalty minutes; all of those numbers were the highest over his three professional seasons. He has shown some flashes of upside in the past though as he had 41 goals with Saint John of the QMJHL back in 2016-17.
While Imama will be waiver-eligible next season, it’s quite likely that he’ll pass through unclaimed. Assuming he makes it back to the Reign, he’ll hope to take another step forward offensively to give him a chance of becoming a fourth line recall at some point down the road.